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Thread Vein Removal

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Thread Vein Removal (Spider Veins): 

Thread veins, often known as spider veins are a very common skin condition that we see here at The Lawrence Clinic. Thread veins are small, red or purple coloured veins which lie at the surface of the skin. They are more commonly seen in adults and they are generally more of a cosmetic concern for most people. The cause of them is usually down to your genes and family history, however, this is not always the case as trauma or such things like pregnancy when there is changes to your hormones. They are caused by veins in the skin which grow larger than usual size, which create a pool of blood and which eventually is forced to branch out and create the “spider” web appearance. They are not harmful or painful however, many people do choose to have them surgically removed for cosmetic reasons.


Causes/risk factors of Thread Veins:

  • Pregnancy
  • Age (adults)
  • Hormones
  • Being overweight
  • Standing for a long period of time repetitively
  • Sitting for a long period of time repetitively
  • Genetics
  • Vein damage

If you are thinking about thread vein removal or have any concerns or questions about the surgery, we offer a FREE no obligation consultation with our skin expert, Dr Colin Wright.


Thread Vein Removal at The Yorkshire Skin Hospital as part of The Lawrence Clinic:

  • A FREE consultation will be conducted with Dr Wright to assess the area of skin of concern.
  • Dr Wright will discuss your history and surgical options available.
  • If surgical option is agreed between both yourself and Dr Wright, then our reception team will help you find the best date for you surgery.
  • On your surgery day, all procedure details will be thoroughly discussed with you. Local anaesthetic will be used and surgical removal will be conducted. You will be then left with a clean, neat and tidy scar.
  • You will be invited back into the clinic if any sutures need to be removed.


To book your FREE consultation, please call 0113 2900 310 or email us at

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